Blahhhhhhhhhhhh! I kind of feel like this today and lately a little bit. I swear the holidays are so stressful. I remember as a kid how much I looked forward to them. And I've always said that the season of Fall is my favorite time of the year. Why? Because football starts (GEAUX SAINTS!), then Halloween, Thanksgiving, My Burfday and then of course Christmas!
Then I grew up and had kids.
Amazing how much that changes your perspective. Lol. Okay, I still love this time of year but I hate the stress of making sure I satisfy all of the kiddos desires. I want to make sure they are happy. Thats what we do as mama's. I know deep down they are happy and grateful for all they receive because they are well aware that we are not a family that comes from wealth and that we have moments where we struggle. Its just hard to remember that when this time of year comes.
Plus add in I have birthdays this time of year too...... first step-son's starts out in October, then Hubby's is in November, then mine is the beginning of December, then my oldest son's ends December, then youngest son's is the beginning of January and my daughter's is the end of January.
All of that kills the funds. I admit, usually we would combine birthdays... but now my oldest son is in middle school and wants to do his own thing. Then my daughter wants her own thing.... so its like ahhhhhh!
I know we'll survive. So the joy of the holidays begins!